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Some forced to rethink postgraduation plans By Caitlin Gath The Daily Cardinal
As graduation looms near and thousands of University of Wisconsin students descend into the real world in search of a full-time job, and thousands of others scramble for a summer position, it can be hard to ignore the frighteningly high unemployment rate. Despite the fact that Madison has been able to insulate itself from much of the recession, the unemployment rate still remains relatively high, at 6.4 percent, making the level of poverty that exists throughout the city quite daunting.
ees anchoring it, but still the unemployment rate is twice what it normally is.” While many students are sometimes able to avoid falling into a poverty trap because they are in school and usually supported by governmental aid, it is not the case for everyone, especially when part-time jobs are increasingly hard to come by. “College students are notoriously poor. In a robust economy, there are enough jobs for folks,” Clingan said. “But now when employers are looking for employees, are they going to hire the person with a family, or a college student? They become pitted against one another and a change in the service sector occurs.” Although more companies are hiring across the nation compared to last year and students stand a better chance of landing a job, the recession is still present, so the traditional next step after graduation is not clear-cut. “[Students] start contemplating grad school, or maybe doing some volunteer work and a part-time job to weather it out,” Clingan said. “It’s fair to say students are not going to have a lot of money while in school … It’s not right or wrong, it’s usually just by definition. They have limited resources as well as competition in the work force. And that’s unfortunate. Poor is poor.”
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Over 20,000 people participated in the 28th Annual Crazylegs run/wheelchair/walk, which spanned from State Street to Camp Randall Stadium Saturday morning.
Current ASM vice chair declines seat for next year’s student council Legislative Affairs chair to fill his seat, run for vice chair By Kelsey Gunderson The Daily Cardinal
Current Associated Students of Madison Vice Chair Tom Templeton declined his seat for next session’s student council last week, allowing another current student council member to fill the seat. Adam Johnson, who current-
ly chairs the Legislative Affairs Committee, was asked to fill in Templeton’s seat after his resignation because he was the first runner-up in the College of Letters and Science election. After receiving the seat on student council Wednesday, Johnson announced Friday that he plans to run for vice chair. “I want to continue some aspects of my work, but at the higher position where I can hope to direct the overall position of ASM,” he said. Johnson also said he plans to
continue strengthening the relationship between ASM and city and state leaders. Templeton said he believes Johnson’s experience as Legislative Affairs Committee chair makes him an excellent candidate for vice chair. “Last year, the Legislative Affairs Committee was not functioning and didn’t exist for most of the year,” he said. “Essentially, Adam created that committee from the ground up.” asm page 3
U.S. Supreme Court case could affect funding for campus groups that limit membership Decision may force universities to fund discriminatory groups By Ariel Shapiro The Daily Cardinal
Public universities including UW-Madison could be required to provide recognition and funds for student groups that
limit membership on the basis of beliefs if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of a California campus Christian group. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the case of Christian Legal Society v. Martinez last Monday. The Christian Legal Society of the University of California-Hastings College of Law, which denies voting membership and officer positions
to those who participate in “fornication, adultery, and homosexual conduct,” is suing the university and said that the college’s non-discrimination policy violates their freedom of expressive association. UC-Hastings’ non-discrimination policy states that public funds and benefits are only available to an organization that admits “any supreme court page 3
“There are students who are living independently at or below the poverty level.” Chynna Haas president Working Class Student Union
“Madison has changed to an extent,” Bill Clingan, director of economic and community development for Madison, said. “Even with the recession the city has been fairly wellprotected with the university and so many state employ-
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Stripper at Medical Student Assoc. formal prompts investigation By Ryan Hebel the daily cardinal
UW-Madison officials are investigating the appearance of a stripper at a Medical Students Association event last Friday at Memorial Union. According to UW Medical School Associate Dean for Students Patrick McBride, about 150 students attended the “Black Bag Ball”—a formal dance and dinner held every semester for medical students and funded by the School of Medicine’s Alumni Foundation. McBride said at one
point in the evening “a very small number of students” moved into a smaller room near the Great Hall where a stripper began to perform, but did not undress. “Students interrupted the event and said, ‘This should stop,’ and sent her on her way,” he said. McBride said the performance lasted about 5-10 minutes. He said he did not attend the event and did not know the dancer’s identity or business affiliation. Union Spokesperson Marc stripper page 3
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like everything about Facebook. I like the ever-changing layout and the inevitable groups decrying every miniscule change. I like the creepiness it can cause, including one particular instance in College Library when a girl walked up to a rather seedy-looking guy and demanded to know why he was looking at her proﬁle. I even like the awfulness of Facebook Chat, and how there is no single browser that can support its endless bugs. But the thing I like the most about Facebook is liking. When Facebook introduced that little “like” button, I wish I could have liked it. Who knew that by the time that little button was done growing, I would be able to like a page devoted to the like button, essentially fulﬁlling my wishes? I like statuses like “Jon just can’t catch a break :-(.” I like photos from the album “R.I.P. Patches.” I like when people I barely know post a quiz asking me “How good of a kisser are you?” on my wall. I like when my friend from high school becomes friends with the biggest tool
from our graduating class, who clearly found her through the omniscient “people you may know” tool. Hell, sometimes I even like things I should actually like, like when my cousin gets engaged or when that girl who dropped out of my high school has her third kid with a guy whose proﬁle name is simply “Tron.” Now, Facebook has changed once again, choosing to let you like pages rather than become a fan of them. The only real drawback to this is I will probably no longer like “becoming a fan,” a page that only exists because people like me thought it was hilarious to have “Kevin became a fan of ‘becoming a fan’” show up on their friend’s News Feeds. I like the prospect of transforming into an oscillating desk fan as much as the next fan of “becoming a fan,” but sometimes you have to let these kinds of jokes die. Of course, there’s new jokes to be made with the liking of pages. Almost immediately, my News Feed was full of stories like “Jamie likes ‘it on top’” and “Tron likes ‘it rough’.” ‘Cuz it’s like sex, GET IT?!?! They like “it dirty?!?!” I’m literally LOL’ing out loud on the ﬂoor, and my ass just fell off. And, of course, just as I had seen “Mike became a fan of ‘becoming a fan’” in months prior, I saw “Mike likes ‘liking things. ’” Unfortunately, there’s a ﬂaw in
this new liking system that I deﬁnitely don’t like. When I went to like that Mike liked liking things, Facebook made me like liking things, not like that Mike liked liking things. Then, my friend Wyche (sounds like “Mike”) liked liking things, when he really wanted to like that I had liked liking things. So Wyche (via Mike) liked liking things, and I wanted to like that he liked it too. So I wrote to Wyche, “I wish that I could like that you like liking things.” Wyche, who’s a bit of a tyke, decided to like my wall post. This, of course, carries a completely different meaning, as Wyche liked that I wished I could like that Wyche like liking things, not that I liked liking things. Then my friend (and fellow Page Two columnist) Jon Spike wrote on my wall in a panic, “I tried to like you liking things but clicking like next to you liking liking things just made me like liking things instead of liking you liking liking things.” Of course, I explained to Spike I had faced a similar like dilemma with Mike and Wyche, at which point we theorized this was all a big way for Mark Zuckerberg to say “psych!” and provide a counter-strike to the millions of outraged users who dislike every change he makes to Facebook. As it turns out, however, Mike, Wyche, Spike and the rest of my Facebook friends were about to wit-
ness the like revolution, the third major change in the use of the like button, commonly referred to as the Third Leich (sounds like “Reich”). In the coming months, Facebook is rolling out a platform called Facebook Connect, in which sites all over the Internet will connect with your Facebook proﬁle, giving you the power to like literally anything. Like the video “Guy rides bike into wall” on College Humor? “Like” that bike! Like the story “Baseball umpires go on strike” on CNN? “Like” that strike! Like that Mike used a facial recognition site to ﬁnd out his looka-like is Dick Van Dyke? “Like” that Van Dyke look-a-like! Of course, you may not want all this information published to your News Feed. “Matt likes ‘Trisha gets backdoor plowed and facialized’ on YouPorn” might not go over so well with Matt’s girlfriend. But considering how much joy the like button has given me, I can’t see how installing it on every other website I like to visit could be disliked. If the power of the like button is used to an appropriate level, after all, what’s not to like? Like this article? Wait until Kevin posts a link to it on his Facebook wall so you can like it, or e-mail him a photo of that little green thumbs-up to show your approval at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ISABEL ÁLVAREZ mona isa
o voy a negarlo. Desde que la tienda Fresh Market abrió en University Square este semestre, nos ha hecho la vida mucho más fácil a muchas personas. Está cerca de todo y la mayoría de las veces, está de paso cuando vas a casa o a tomarte algo en State Street. Además, puedes comprar ahí de todo y no tener que andar de un lugar para otro para poder acabar la lista de la compra. Todo esto es verdad, pero como siempre, cada ventajas tiene sus desventajas, y mientras unos se lucran, otros pierden clientes. Puede que de los negocios más afectados por esta tienda nueva, a parte de por supuesto, Capitol Foods Centre, es el puesto de fruta de Library Mall. La gente ya tiene otro lugar donde comprar fruta durante la semana y
ya no pasan por allí tan a menudo. Y es que antes era de los pocos sitios que podías comprar fruta fresca en el campus. Ahora sin embargo, mientras compras el jabón de lavadora, también puedes comprar un par de plátanos, junto con un litro de leche y, ¿quién va a renunciar a algo tan conveniente como eso? Sin embargo, es importante seguir apoyando pequeños negocios como el puesto de fruta de Library Mall por muchas razones. La primera es que el puesto sigue siendo muy conveniente y tampoco cuesta tanto pasar por allí para comprar solamente fruta. Hay aproximadamente cuarenta mil estudiantes en este campus, y a no ser que estudies Farmacia o algo así, cada uno de nosotros pasa por Library Mall o sus alrededores cuando vamos a clase o cuando volvemos de ella. Es más, si comparamos la distancia entre la tienda Fresh Market y el puesto de fruta, no hay más que unos trescientos metros entre los dos. La siguiente razón es que si el puesto de fruta desaparece, todo el mundo
lo echará de menos, ya que ha estado en Library Mall durante los últimos treinta y un años. Generaciones y generaciones de estudiantes han pasado por allí todos los días y han comprado una pieza de fruta que han podido disfrutar de camino a clase o en un descanso. Imagínate ir andando por allí y no ver al dueño de pelo blanco que todos adoramos, ¿no sería un poco triste? Estoy segura que a todos esos estudiantes que han pasado por allí hace años y vuelven a Madison un día para ver un partido de football, no les haría gracia no encontrarse con algo tan mítico como el puesto de fruta. La tercera razón es que la prioridad más grande del puesto de fruta es la calidad, y como la tienda nueva de U Square, ofrece fruta en excelentes condiciones y de la mayor de las frescuras. Estoy segura de que si tienes algún problema con la fruta, el dueño no tendrá reparo en darte una pieza nueva, porque el objetivo numero uno de un negocio así es que la gente disfrute del servicio.
La cuarta y última razón es que todos debemos apoyar negocios pequeños como el puesto de fruta. Afortunadamente, en Madison tenemos miles de oportunidades para hacerlo. Desde el Farmer’s Market los sábados hasta los carritos que están por todas partes en la ciudad. Todos estos pequeños negocios caracterizan a la ciudad, igual que en State St. tenemos pequeñas tiendas que solo veremos aquí. Al igual que os recomiendo a todos que intentéis apoyar un negocio como el puesto de fruta, os recomiendo que compréis cosas locales y artesanales lo más que podáis. Como española que ha vivido en Madison durante cinco años, me considero afortunada de poder tener a mi disposición algo así todos los días, y sé que lo echaré de menos cuando vuelva a mi ciudad natal. ¡Cuidemos de Madison! ¿Crees que hay más razones por las que la gente debe comprar en negocios pequeños? Cuéntaselo a Isa mandándole un e-mail a alvarezvalca@dailyc ardinal.com.
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New report shows Wisconsin lost 2,200 jobs in March By Michelle Langer The Daily Cardinal
A recent report from the Center on Wisconsin Strategy shows Wisconsin lost 2,200 jobs between February and March.
“Without seasonal adjustment, the state posted a gain of 4,900 total jobs in March from February.” John Dipko director of communications Department of Workforce Development
John Dipko, director of communications for the Department of Workforce Development, said this sort of loss during the winter is common, though overall Wisconsin has gained jobs. “Without seasonal adjustment,
stripper from page 1 Kennedy said in an e-mail that no Union staff he spoke with knew about the incident until after the event. President of the Medical Student Association, Bob Zemple, said in an e-mail he and his fellow members were “saddened and embarrassed by the incident.”
“Students interrupted the event and said, ‘This should stop,’ and sent her on her way.” Patrick McBride associate dean for students UW-Madison SMPH
“We do not condone these
supreme court from page 1 student … regardless of their status or beliefs.” Donald Downs, UW-Madison political science professor, said this case comes down to a conflict between freedom of association and equal protection. “Under normal circumstances, there is no way this group would be required to be open to all members. The difference here is there is university funding involved,” Downs said. UC-Hastings contended in its argument that though the group has the right to decide on its membership, as a government-funded institution, they are not required to subsidize discriminatory campus groups. However, the CLS said in their argument that the denial of fund-
the state posted a gain of 4,900 total jobs in March from February, with 11 of 12 [metropolitan statistical areas] posting job gains,” he said. Since the start of the nationwide recession in December 2007, Wisconsin has lost a total of 173,800 jobs. Although some improvements in job creation have been made in the 2009-’10 year, the report said the gains are neither steady nor strong. Dipko said this slow improvement is to be expected. “We remain optimistic that Wisconsin’s economy will continue to show improvement, opening up greater employment opportunities for many hardworking families who have been out of work through no fault of their own,” he said. The report shows Wisconsin gained 2,500 jobs in the manufacturing sector and 500 jobs in
the construction sector in March. Overall, Wisconsin has lost nearly 73,000 manufacturing jobs and almost 26,000 construction jobs since December 2007. “The construction sector was hit heavily and early by the burst of the housing bubble,” Dipko said. “More recently, commercial real estate has been impacted by many of the issues that affected the residential market: overbuilding, lower demand, over-extended credit and higher credit standards for loans. Due to the dramatic rise and fall of the residential and commercial sectors, construction jobs may increase at a slower rate than other industries during the recovery.” In an April report from the DWD, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate was listed at 9.4 percent.
activities and they are not consistent with the values of the school or profession … We believe that students who are hoping to be physicians should be held to a higher standard, and we are taking steps with administration to ensure that this does not happen again.” McBride said the Dean of Students Office and the School of Medicine are conducting separate investigations and are still determining which students were involved and what Union, UW or School of Medicine policies may have been violated. He said it is too early to determine what disciplinary action the students involved would face. “It’s not appropriate to disrupt a campus event and there are Union policies about lewd and lascivious conduct, and bringing in organiza-
tions from the outside,” he said.
ing and “a university’s denial of recognition itself … substantially burdens a group’s expression.” The UW System has its own non-discrimination policy, but allows groups to limit their membership and leadership to students who support the group’s purpose and beliefs.
Catholic, which Badger Catholic Chairperson Nico Fassino said was discriminated against because they were a religious student organization. Fassino said though the lawsuit “created a lot of bad blood between the organization and the university,” Badger Catholic and the university now have “a good working relationship.” Downs said there is no clear indication of how the Badger Catholic case will be resolved, but that Christian Legal Society v. Martinez will likely be ruled in favor of CLS. “My view is if you put the two rights next to each other, I think the freedom of association does trump here,” Downs said. “The reasons for having a group is to have a certain identity and commitment.”
“The reasons for having a group is to have a certain identity and commitment.” Donald Downs political science professor UW-Madison
However, UW-Madison is involved in an ongoing funding lawsuit with Badger
“The school does not condone these activities and will hold students accountable for policies that were violated” Patrick McBride associate dean for students UW-Madison SMPH
McBride said School of Medicine administrators will discuss their findings at the June Student Promotion Committee meeting, which reviews students potentially violating school policies. “The school does not condone these activities and will hold students accountable for policies that were violated.”
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UW-Madison student arrested by MPD in large marijuana drug bust A UW-Madison student and his roommate were arrested April 13 in what the Madison Police Department is calling “one of the largest marijuana busts in recent memory,” according to Channel 3000. Curtis Faustich, 23, who is enrolled at UW-Madison, and Zachary Czerkas, 18, were arrested on tentative drug charges after authorities used a search warrant to enter their home on the 4700 block of Bellingrath Street. The MPD East District
poverty from page 1 While many college students may struggle for money to help pay their tuition, some say it is unfair to consider them impoverished. Tim Smeeding, director for the university’s Institute for Research on Poverty, said it is hard to talk about students being impoverished at all. “Low-skill wages in the service agencies have declined ... But employment among people with college degrees actually went up.” Tim Smeeding director UW-Madison IRP
“That doesn’t mean that some students’ families are considered poor,” he said. “But a student makes a choice to go to school and they’re heavily subsidized. That’s very different from, for instance, someone of that age who is an unmarried mother with two kids, who isn’t in school.” Chynna Haas, president of the Working Class Student Union, disagrees with Smeeding. Haas, currently a senior preparing to graduate in May, has worked two jobs since before her freshman year of college just to make ends meet. During the
asm from page 1 Templeton said, however, that Johnson’s desire for the vice chair position was not a factor in his decision to resign. Instead, he said he has several other commitments planned for next year and did not want to serve on the full student council, but said he is still interested in staying involved with ASM. “There are a lot of different possibilities, there is the Shared Governance Committee, and also the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates program and process,” he said. “I also want to stay involved with Legislative Affairs Committee and lobby efforts.” Despite his leadership expe-
Community Police Team had been investigating the home following a tip about possible drug activity. According to the police report, officers seized 628 marijuana plants from the residence with a total worth of between one and three million dollars. The “very large and sophisticated” operation covered the entirety of the 1,500 square-foot basement. The MPD also confiscated $5,000 in cash and tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of equipment used to grow the marijuana. school year she works at least 35 to 40 hours a week, while still maintaining a full-time class schedule. During the summer months, she has worked up to 70 hours a week to earn money for the next year’s tuition costs. Her parents are not in an economic position to help financially. “There are students who are living independently at or below the poverty level,” she said. “I have peers who have applied for food stamps and are using those to get what they need.” Haas, a first-generation college student who has paid for 99 percent of her educational costs and taken out two federal-subsidized loans to do so, will graduate in a not-so-hot job market with $20,000 in debt. And although according to Smeeding, if a student has a college degree they will find work, it still does not ease Haas’ time during school. Haas said the university should do more to prioritize financial aid. Still, possessing a college degree puts soon-to-be graduates in a better position than those who don’t. And at the very least, when the economy turns back around, college graduates will be prepared, Smeeding said. “Low-skill wages in the service agencies have declined,” Smeeding said. “But employment among people with college degrees actually went up.” rience, Templeton said he has not yet given much thought to becoming next year’s chief-ofstaff—a position created this year to help the chair accomplish dayto-day work. “I want to continue some aspects of my work, but at the higher position where I can hope to direct the overall position of ASM.” Adam Johnson chair ASM Legislative Affairs Committee
The position, which receives hourly pay, will be appointed by next session’s chair and vice chair.
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TODD STEVENS opinion columnist
or those of you keeping score in the battle for the state of Wisconsin’s reputation, alcoholism increased its commanding lead over responsibility last week. This past Wednesday, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted to censure Rep. Jeff Wood, IChippewa Falls, in the wake of his third OWI conviction. They did not vote to expel, as Rep. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, had proposed. They did not vote for any legitimate punishment at all. Instead, Assembly Democrats defeated the proposal to throw Wood out of the Capitol by one vote and secured him nothing more than a censure, a punishment equivalent to a mommy telling her son that he’s been a very bad boy. Clearly Wood has a severe problem with alcoholism and needs professional help for his
condition. Alcoholism is a disease requiring treatment like any other. But it is different than other diseases in that it still requires some level of personal responsibility. In making the choice to drive under the influence, Wood put peoples’ lives at risk. Those lives were not put at risk solely because of Wood’s addiction, they were put at risk because Wood also ignored his societal obligations—something he has now done on three different occasions.
As a state assemblyman, Wood should be held to a higher standard, and this is where the state Assembly failed.
It would be nice to say that the worst consequence of Wood’s actions was forcing me to agree with Steve Nass, but his problems go far beyond this. A moral lapse like this is bad enough from a regular citizen, and Wood was punished as such with his 45day work release jail term and
a fine. However, Wood is not a regular citizen. As a state assemblyman, Wood should be held to a higher standard, and this is where the state assembly failed. As a man who has committed multiple OWIs, allowing Wood to continue to serve as a leader of the people of Wisconsin is irresponsible. What the Assembly has effectively said is that the state of Wisconsin doesn’t just tolerate drunk driving, we allow drunk drivers to be the key decision makers in our government. Drunk driving isn’t shameful here, it’s prestigious. Assembly Democrats have argued that it is not their place to decide whether Wood should be expelled or not. The citizens of Wood’s district had the chance to recall him and chose not to, and what right does the Assembly have to go against the wills of the people? After all, the legislature hasn’t expelled a member from its ranks since 1917, why should they now? But these questions are nothing but excuses for Assembly Democrats to avoid throwing out their own caucus associate. The Assembly has every right to expel one of its own mem-
bers. Wisconsin is not a direct democracy, we elect legislators to serve as our representatives and make these decisions. The state legislature has been vested with the legal right and responsibility to expel members if they are deemed unfit to serve, and hiding behind the excuse of “the will of the people” just shows that the Assembly lacks any sense of courage to do what is right. It isn’t just Wood who has fallen down on his duty as a leader of this state, the 49 representatives who voted to table the proposal for Wood’s expulsion have as well.
It doesn’t matter if his constituents support him if he knows his actions were wrong.
The state Assembly and the entire state of Wisconsin need to step up and look the problem of drunk driving in the eye, and it should have started with Wood. We should not punish anybody with a
mere slap on the wrist for their third OWI offense, let alone an elected ofﬁcial. Elected ofﬁcials should be the best of us—they rarely are, but in an ideal world, they should be. They certainly should not be people like Wood who have proven themselves incapable of operating by society’s basic rules. Wood needs to stop making excuses. It doesn’t matter if his constituents support him if he knows his actions were wrong. While we should be sympathetic to his struggles with alcoholism, we should also expect him to take responsibility for his condition. What we absolutely should not do it give Wood a pass. The state of Wisconsin has a problem with drunk driving, that is inarguable. But how can we begin to change the behavior of an average lay citizen if we let those we entrust with the most responsibility get away with such actions? As clichéd as it may sound, responsibility begins at the top. Sadly, when the top is made up of people like Jeff Wood and the Assembly Democrats, it appears that responsibility is stillborn. Todd Stevens is a junior majoring in history and psychology. We welcome all feedback. Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep yourself out of an occupational pickle, take pride in your work MELISSA GRAU opinion columnist
inally, I have found a way to incorporate one of my most passionate, enduring opinions into a legitimate opinion article. Pickles are a vile creation whose pimply, green exterior drips with nauseating vinegar-based juice that contaminates its surroundings. I realize this opinion is not widely held, especially by sandwich-making cashiers at delis on campus, but when I order my Santa Fe chicken sandwich WITHOUT the pickle, I expect a smile, a nod and a perfectly pickle-free plate. Yet, no matter how many times I politely order this exact meal, emphasizing more and more the “without” part, my wishes are no one’s command. I end up wasting someone else’s disgusting vegetable and multitudes of napkins while I siphon the infiltrator off my plate and venture to salvage the rest of my meal. Because no one listens to me, I end up wasting materials and money, cursing employees, and feeling the rain from the storm cloud that now follows me around all day. What a pickle. Now before people suggest that I have a chat with Dr. Phil about my pickle phobia, I would like to point out that anyone can be particularly picky about purchases as customers. And no matter how crazy the customer is, the old adage will always ring true. The customer is always right. Unfortunately, this accommodating customer service mantra does not seem to be a priority on campus as the year winds down. Other than my weekly pickle incidents, I have noticed a general decline in employees’ friendliness
and listening capabilities. I understand that the weather is nice and finals are looming, which means summer is right around the corner. I also understand that one’s school-year job is becoming more of a burden than ever, especially if you have to deal with picky pickle people like myself.
With today’s economy, getting and keeping a job is a sticky situation.
But summer also means, for most seniors, the beginning of the rest of your life, and for the rest of us, an opportunity to build that snappy resume. However, snappiness and that successful rest-ofyour life scenario depend on those simple listening and smiling skills that have been on sabbatical. With today’s economy, getting and keeping a job is a sticky situation. Clearly, UW students have smarts, some kind of motivation and a tip-top educational experi-
ence to make them competitive in the job market. But the qualities that will make students desirable and successful are the ability to flash those pearly whites, have a positive attitude and carry out orders. According to a consumer tipping study in the Journal of Consumer Research, patrons give larger tips to servers who introduce themselves by name and display a large smile. Worker friendliness was the top indicator for tipping size, along with bill size. It is not hard. We are not angsty teenagers anymore with irrational mood swings and rebel mindsets. We are pre-professional and somewhat more mature. We know what’s up and that the current attitude exhibited at school jobs and other menial moneymaking college tactics won’t cut it. Instead of flipping the “on” switch this summer and hoping that the charismatic dazzle returns, I beg everyone in the workforce to start practicing now. Beneficial rewards will ensue. Attitude is everything. Your superiors will notice, and could write a truthfully complimentary recommendation. Listening better will also avoid mistakes, waste and
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angry customers’ curses. And most importantly, doing your job well and with a smile creates success.
For many of these companies, excellent customer service equals unparalleled proﬁts.
Take, for example, some of the highest rated customer service companies, like Apple, Southwest Airlines, Nordstrom and The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts that also happen to be some of the most successful. Southwest Airlines is one of the world’s most successful airlines, carrying more passengers for combined international and national flights than other U.S. airlines, posting its 37th consecutive profit in January 2010. Also at the end of January, Apple experienced its highest revenue to date at $15.68 billion from $11.88 billion
the previous year. Part of maintaining this success in difficult economic times, according to an article in BusinessWeek detailing the reasons these companies rank high in customer service, is paying attention to what customers need anticipating those needs, and then exceeding them. For many of these companies, excellent customer service equals unparalleled profits. Practicing excellent customer service now will enhance the possibility for success like this in the future. For workers and potential professionals, don’t forget about the true importance of these wise, yet obvious and seemingly nauseating sayings, especially in the here and now: The customer is always right. A smile a day keeps the crabby customers away. And, lending an ear is the stitch in time that saves nine. Melissa Grau is a freshman intending to major in secondary education and communication arts. We welcome all feedback. Please send all responses to email@example.com.
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Monday, April 26, 2010
Chillwave band’s EP proves they possess no ‘Small’ talent By Kyle Sparks
partake in a higher production platform to clear up the rattle and hum. But Small A lot of words have popped up to Black don’t go to such lengths to ostradescribe the trending penchant to flood cize their listeners. They treat their fuzzy ears with a sound so oversaturated that aesthetics like a winter jacket, meant to it drips beads of sunease the familiarity proshine. Chillwave, chillcess moreso than create CD REVIEW house, glo-fi, no-fi and a barrier. even hypnagogic pop Part of that stems have all been pegged to from the band’s earnest describe bands that cremusicianship. Where ate a wall of fuzz to keep many of their chillwave an arm around almost brethren overstate their childishly adventurous roughshod accomplishments with precise aeshooks. But what makes Small Black EP thetics, Small Black Brooklyn-based Small Small Black thrive on understating Black’s Small Black EP such a milestone is how their own talent. They the band manages to escape the overtly have found the saturation point in the pretentious tags and formulate purified medium, and spread their instrumentals pop music that compartmentalizes all of to a comfortable moisture, pulling the the genre’s more off-putting tendencies. reigns before things get too slippery. There is a lot of room to get lost behind the cloak of distortion, but Small Black avoid dissonance by deﬁning themselves as a unit. And while much of the Where many of their chillwave movement likely won’t prosper chillwave brethren overstate their roughshod accomplishments with through music’s increasingly receding halflife, Small Black show promise in that they precise aesthetics, Small Black thrive don’t seem intimidated by the spacious on understating their own talent. terrain in front of them. Even though their debut comes impressively matured, there is enough room to explore and enough Firmly entrenched in Sonic Youth- uncoiled energy that their well of ideas heavy shoegaze, chillwave’s haze and wall resembles the Fountain of Youth. So while of separation often manifests itself like the words critics use to pinpoint their the sun’s distorting effects on photogra- sound may be ubiquitous and off-point, by phy. Their sound jams more light than the time they release their full-length debut an earbud can reasonably contain, and later this year, they might have deﬁned the the groups have too much DIY zeal to confusion themselves. THE DAILY CARDINAL
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B.o.B.’s latest album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, though suffering from its fair share of missteps, is a great record, possibly one of the best to be released this year.
B.o.B takes listener on exciting Adventures By Greg Docter
the songs “Nothin’ on You” and “Lovelier Than You,” with both showing his sentimental side. We’re only four months into 2010, but one Completing the adventure is “Airplanes Pt. 2,” a of the best hip-hop albums of the year may highly anticipated track due to B.o.B.’s recruitalready be on our hands. Delivered by 21- ing of Eminem to contribute a verse. B.o.B. uses year-old Bobby Ray Simmons, better known the track to reﬂect on his journey from dreamas B.o.B., The Adventures of Bobby Ray is a ing of being a musician to being a force in the refreshing and momentous change of pace in music industry, while Eminem’s verse considers a genre that can often get redundant. On his what it would have been like if the famed rapper ﬁrst LP, B.o.B. went all in, proving his abil- never pursued music. Eminem’s contribution ity to effortlessly stretch the limits of the rap pushes B.o.B. to be his best, and “Airplanes Pt. genre. Ranging from rap to borderline punk, 2” rounds The Adventures of Bobby Ray off with The Adventures of Bobby Ray now showcases the an unforgettable track. abilities of a new face in hip-hop. One thing the album does fall short on is The adventures begin with the piano- measuring up comedically with his previous and electric guitar-driven “Don’t Let mixtapes. On these past releases, Bobby Ray Me Fall,” which gives the listener a pre- incorporated humor by using skits within view of what’s to come. Characterized the songs. Often seen as the pariahs of music, by B.o.B’s swift cadence such skits gave B.o.B. a way CD REVIEW and an indelible chorus, to exhibit his personality to “Don’t Let Me Fall” is an the listener, an element that immediate indication The The Adventures of Bobby Ray severely lacks. Adventures of Bobby Ray is But overall, The not a typical rap album, Adventures of Bobby Ray is but an evolution of the a heavy-hitting album that pop-rap Kid Cudi most places B.o.B. far above most recently pioneered. The Adventures of of his peers. However, it still Perhaps the best example Bobby Ray has its weaknesses. There of B.o.B.’s ability to taiB.o.B. lor hip-hop to his creative is no question that B.o.B. strengths is the track “The Kids.” Sampling excels in innovation, but the lack of coheVampire Weekend’s “The Kids Don’t Stand a siveness on his debut may be viewed as detChance,” B.o.B. delves into the self-produced rimental to the project as a whole. There is beat to tell the tale of his childhood and the also no obvious link or theme connecting difﬁculties children face today. He creates the the songs: It’s more like a collection of perfect platform for the mixture of singing and singles than a cohesive album. But when critiqued with the knowledge rapping that he does best. Additionally, Janelle Monae’s contributions to the second verse that this is his debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray is collectively an excellent effort. make it one of the strongest tracks. “Magic” is an outlier from the rest of the Such shortcomings are merely minor comrecord, and is, for better or worse, the most plaints. B.o.B. explores a more pop version radio-ready song. Produced by Dr. Luke, of his previous music, without compromising the chorus and beat of “Magic” sound like a substance or talent. The album will surely pump-up song that could unfortunately be hook ﬁrst-time listeners as well as those who featured on things as peppy as “High School have been following B.o.B. since the start of Musical.” Thankfully, B.o.B. salvages “Magic” his career. Devoid of ﬁllers, full of high-quality from the damage of sub-par producing by suc- production and completed with an abundance ceeding lyrically. of B.o.B.’s slick lyrics, few will be disappointed Bobby Ray’s versatility is also evident with with The Adventures of Bobby Ray. THE DAILY CARDINAL
Bullet for My Valentine’s latest a Fever you deﬁnitely want to catch By Ashley Glowinski
beat really gets you moving. Also, much like “Begging For Mercy,” the lyrics of “Your Many fans of metal and rock alike Betrayal” are catchy and memorable. will love the new Bullet for My Valentine These cathcy lyrics include, “You were album, Fever. This is the third release told to run away / Soak the place, and the band has put out, and it is by far the light the ﬂame / Pay the price for your best. Their first, The Poison was released betrayal, your betrayal, your betrayal / I in 2005, and their second, Scream was told to stay away / Those two words, I Aim Fire, came out in can’t obey / Pay the price, CD REVIEW 2008. Now, Bullet for for your betrayal, your My Valentine has manbetrayal, your betrayal.” aged to put another great Lyrics like this will album together while definitely get stuck in still riding the success listeners’ heads after one of their last release. mere listen. They pair Each of the album’s 11 nicely with the background instrumentals, songs are sure to engage Fever and the song’s beat adds Bullet for My Valentine’s Bullet for My lots of excitement. fans, however, there are Valentine “The Last Fight,” several standout songs on the record. “Begging For Mercy” will ironically also the last song on the have listeners humming along to the album, does not follow the “save the chorus the first time they hear it, want- best for last” rule. Falling short of the ing to listen to it multiple times over. album’s other tracks, the song is fairly Not only are the lyrics to this song mov- repetitive and the backround instruing, but the instrumentals are energiz- ments don’t provide an engaging sound. ing, with an amazing electric guitar solo It’s also not terribly dynamic, and it fails picking up near the end of the song. to grab the listener’s attention. It is still a decent song, but its placement at the end of the album only shines a light on its failings. Overall, Bullet for My Valentine has Lyrics like this will deﬁnitely get stuck done a fantastic job putting together in listeners’ heads after one mere their third album. There is variety hearing. They pair nicely with the within the individual songs and the background instrumentals, and the record as a whole. The instumentals song’s great beat adds excitement. are also superb, with a few great guitar solos being especially worth listening to. Because of this, Fever is likely to “Your Betrayal” is also an exceptional keep old Bullet for My Valentine fans track. The ﬁrst minute is full of genuine coming back, as well as lure in a few rock ’n’ roll instrumentals, and the song’s new ones. THE DAILY CARDINAL
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Monday, April 26, 2010
Wisconsin drops heartbreaker to No. 4 Ohio State By Emma Condon THE DAILY CARDINAL
They came so close, but it just wasn’t enough. The No. 27 Wisconsin men’s tennis team nearly shook Ohio State’s iron grip on the Big Ten, but succumbed to the No. 4 Buckeyes in an agonizingly close 4-3 result in their last home match of the season Sunday afternoon. “You win the doubles and you’ve got to split the singles. I thought we had a good chance at that. The guys played good throughout the lineup, singles and doubles, and just a little unfortunate that we came on the short end of the stick,” head coach Greg Van Emburgh said. “You hope fairy tales work out sometimes, but it was not to be today.” Tied at 3-3, both team’s fates rested on the third and ﬁnal set between seniors No. 19 Moritz Baumann and No. 40 Justin Kronauge at the
No. 2 slot. Baumann went for broke and settled the ﬁrst set in a tiebreak but dropped the second, saving only seven of the nine break opportunities he allowed Kronauge. In the third, the Badger steadied, serving three consecutive love holds while Kronauge spun in timid second serves and fans on both sides alternated between dead silence and enthusiastic roars. At 3-4 Baumann doubled faulted to surrender his service to Kronauge, who took it to triple match point, using only the ﬁrst to put down the Badger and shatter dreams of a late upset at Nielsen 6(4)-7, 6-3, 6-3. “He wasn’t himself, and he may have ran out of gas,” Van Emburgh said, explaining the go-to star had been struggling with illness the past few days and was unable to train properly. “You’re hoping that he’s going to be able to dig deep enough and play hard enough to give him
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Senior Luke Rassow-Kantor kept Wisconsin alive with his singles victory, but ultimately the Badgers could not pull the upset.
a chance at least, and it was a little unfortunate there.” The win looked promising for Wisconsin (7-3 Big Ten, 18-7 conference) from the start when the Badgers wrestled the doubles advantage away from Ohio State. Losing the proset at No. 3 ﬁrst, the Badgers recovered at No. 2 where sophomore Patrick Pohlmann and senior Michael Dierberger won ﬁve straight games to come back and win 8-6. At No. 1, powerful serves on both sides forced a tiebreak, where Baumann and junior partner Marek Michalicka pulled away and won 9-8(2). For the UW offensive, the point was key, and opened up the opportunity to split the singles points and slip away with the match. “Especially against Ohio we want to win the doubles point because we know that everybody from Ohio can beat anybody from us and the other way around too,” Pohlmann said about the unpredictable singles results. “It’s actually a huge advantage.” The Buckeyes responded in singles by picking off freshmen Chris Freeman and Billy Bertha at No. 4 and 5, before No. 10 sophomore Chase Buchanan ran away with his second set, cutting No. 28 Michalicka 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1. Although they trailed, the Badgers split ﬁrst sets with the Buckeyes, and Pohlmann quickly followed with an encouraging victory at No. 3. All the shots seemed to work for the Badger who showed deadly accuracy on his serve and was not broken once in his routine 6-2, 6-2 success. “I played really consistent from the baseline too, I felt conﬁdent with my forehand, I tried to play aggressive and my foot work was good today,” he said. Senior Luke Rassow-Kantor celebrated Senior Day by taking his ﬁrst set 6-4 and second in a tiebreak 7-6(6) to the clamour of a crowd hopeful Baumann would pull it out in the end at No. 2. For RassowKantor, the emotional victory was a great way to end his collegiate
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Senior Moritz Baumann dropped a crucial singles match in UW’s 43 loss to the Buckeyes. career, but he explained, “It would have meant more if we as a team had won.” But in the end, it came down to a slim margin and the Badgers were on the wrong side. “Everybody stood behind everybody, and that shows our team spirit,” Pohlmann said. “Everybody gave everything off the court or on the court.” With the victory, Ohio State (10-0 Big Ten, 29-1 overall) secures its ﬁfth consecutive outright Big Ten title and extends its current winning streak against the Badgers to 18. For the Badgers, who also marked a 6-1 victory over Penn State on Friday, it is a fourth place ﬁnish. “[We’ve] just got to take conﬁdence out of it,” Rassow-Kantor said. “It’s one of the best teams in the country and we could have beaten them.”
“It was just the one match that decided it, so we should get a lot out of it,” Pohlmann said. “We have another chance next week to beat them.” The program can still reach Van Emburgh’s goal of a Big Ten title by winning next weekend’s conference tournament. The NCAAs are still in the picture, but the fourth place ﬁnish in conference was not what he expected. “We could have done a little better. I thought some of those 43s we could have come out on the other end,” he said. “If you look at the match today people would have said, ‘Well, Ohio State is going to beat Wisconsin for sure, 5-2 at the least. And we were right there to win that match today. The guys were able to prove what they’re capable of.”
Badgers shut out by No. 18 Illinois 6-0 Saturday, game rained out Sunday Wisconsin drops 10th Big Ten contest By Ryan Evans THE DAILY CARDINAL
This past weekend, the Wisconsin softball team traveled to Champaign, Ill., for a two-game series with the No. 18 Fighting Illini. The Badgers struggled on offense in Saturday’s game, falling to Illinois 6-0 before rain forced the second game of the series on Sunday to be cancelled. The Illini struck early Saturday.
Standings Team Michigan Ohio State Iowa Illinois Northwestern Penn State Purdue Michigan State Indiana Minnesota Wisconsin
Record 12-0 7-1 8-2 6-2 6-5 6-7 3-6 4-8 3-7 1-9 1-10
In the bottom of the first inning Illinois sophomore infielder Meredith Hackett delivered a two-run home run to left-center field off Badger senior pitcher Letty Olivarez, giving the Illini a quick 2-0 lead that they would not look back from. The Illini lead would increase to 6-0 after two innings with a two-out rally in the bottom of the second. Olivarez struck out the first two Illinois batters in the inning before allowing a single to Illinois’ sophomore infielder Danielle Vaji. That hit was followed by an Olivarez throwing error, allowing Vaji to score and putting a runner on second base. The Illini kept the inning alive on a double to left field from senior outfielder Hope Howell, scoring the runner on second. After that, Hackett again delivered a two-run home run for Illinois to increase the lead to 6-0. Wisconsin freshman Meghan McIntosh relieved Olivarez after Hackett’s second home run and managed to keep the Badgers within six. After taking over with two outs in the second McIntosh allowed only two hits and no runs, walking just two over the
final 4 1/3 innings. However, the Badgers’ offense never got anything going off Illinois sophomore pitcher Monica Perry. Perry allowed only four Badgers to reach base through the first five innings, all via either a walk or hit by pitch before junior outfielder Jennifer Krueger broke through with the Badgers first hit on a bunt single in the top of the sixth. Perry went the distance in the victory, striking out eight Badgers and only allowing the one hit on the day. Rain in the Champaign area initially pushed back the series’ second contest to a later start before the game was eventually cancelled. This was the sixth contest this season that has been cancelled for the Badgers. Up next, the Badgers return home to Goodman Diamond this Wednesday for a nonconference doubleheader against North Dakota. The Badgers will then face Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Thursday before returning to Big Ten play this Saturday against Indiana. —uwbadgers.com contributed to this report.
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Senior pitcher Letty Olivarez allowed six runs on six hits and one walks in 1.2 innings against Illinois.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Two Badgers selected in the NFL draft Graham goes to Texans, Schoﬁeld to the Cardinals By Scott Kellogg THE DAILY CARDINAL
While most outgoing Badgers have played in their final competitive football game, at least three members of the 2009 Wisconsin football team have the chance to play professional football in the National Football League, as tight end Garrett Graham, defensive lineman/linebacker O’Brien Schofield and safety Chris Maragos have hooked up with NFL teams. Graham was the first Badger to come off the board in the draft, selected by the Houston Texans in the fourth round, the 118th overall selection. Schofield was also a fourth round pick, taken by the Arizona Cardinals with the 130th overall selection. Maragos went undrafted, but was snatched up by the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent shortly after the last name was called Saturday.
In 2009, Graham caught 51 passes for 624 yards, both good for second-best on the team for Wisconsin. He also led the team in touchdown receptions with seven, on his way to earning All-Big Ten honors in 2009 and 2008, being named to the first team by the media. Graham’s 16 career touchdown catches rank fifth in school history, and his 121 career receptions for Wisconsin place him sixth all-time. Graham is also 11th in school history with 1,492 career receiving yards. As a member of the Texans, Graham will reunite with former Badger and Pro-Bowler Owen Daniels. Graham was a freshman when Daniels was a senior at UW. Graham continues a good run of Badger tight ends in the NFL draft, becoming one of four from Wisconsin in the last five years. The others include Travis Beckum in 2009, who was drafted by the New York Giants, and Daniels and Jason Pociask in 2006, who were taken by the Texans and the New York Jets, respectively. Schofield, who was taken only
Garrett Graham 4th Round (118th overall) Houston Texans 2009 51 receptions, 624 receiving yards, 7 touchdowns, First Team All-Big Ten 2008 40 receptions, 540 receiving yards, 5 touchdowns 2007 30 receptions, 328 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns
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4th Round (130th overall) Arizona Cardinals
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2009 62 tackles, 24.5 tackles for a loss, 12 sacks, First Team All-Big Ten 2008 40 tackles, 8.5 tackles for a loss, 5 sacks 2007 8 tackles
12 picks after Graham, joins the Arizona Cardinals after tearing his ACL in a Senior Bowl practice last spring. Schofield experienced a breakout senior season as a defensive end. Schofield posted a teamhigh 12 sacks, which tied him for fifth in the nation. Schofield also led the team with 24.5 tackles for a loss, which was only .5 behind Michigan’s Brandon Graham for most in the country. He was named to the All-Big Ten first team by the coaches and the media, and received an AllAmerican honorable mention. Despite exclusively playing as a down lineman, scouts projected Schofield as an outside linebacker in the NFL for a 3-4 defense, thus, despite never previously playing the position, Schofield played as a linebacker in the East-West Shrine Game and played well enough to be named the game’s defensive Most Valuable Player. With his NFL draft stock soaring, Schofield then suffered the injury leading up to the Senior Bowl, creating an uncertain NFL future. Yet Schofield
was still selected, providing him the opportunity to compete for a roster spot in the NFL. Maragos was not drafted, but was signed a contract with the 49ers after the completion of the draft on Saturday. A former walk-on for the Badgers now has another chance to prove himself, this time at the professional level. As a senior Maragos led the Badgers with four interceptions, and finished seventh on the team with 49 tackles. He was an AllBig Ten team honorable mention in 2009. Another Badger may get a shot in the NFL in linebacker Jaevery McFadden. McFadden was not drafted, nor has he been signed by any team, but he is scheduled to work out for both the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings, and hopes to join Graham, Schofield and Maragos in NFL training camps this summer. Other Badgers who may be looking for roster spots in the NFL this season include safeties Shane Carter and Aubrey Pleasant and defensive lineman Jeffrey Stehle.
UW assistant Osiecki named OSU head coach After six years as assistant coach of the Badger men’s hockey team Mark Osiecki will move on to the head coaching role at Ohio State next season, the Buckeyes announced Saturday. Osiecki was a top recruiter and defensive coach at Wisconsin, where he was crucial in helping the Badgers earn a national championship in 2006 and a trip to the NCAA title game earlier this month. He was also an assistant coach at North Dakota before coming to Wisconsin, where he was a part of the Sioux team that won the 1997 national championship. Osiecki is the latest Badger to leave the team following their run to the national title game. Wisconsin has already lost assistant coach Kevin Patrick, who was picked for the head coaching job at an expansion team in the USHL. Patrick ﬁnished his season with the Badgers after being named head coach for the Muskegon, Mich., team in March. Wisconsin will see seven senior forwards graduate this year, including two of the team’s three captains, and could lose more skaters if younger players decide to go pro, such as junior defenseman and Hobey Baker
ﬁnalist Brendan Smith. Ohio State picked Osiecki from a large pool of candidates to replace former head coach John Markell, who the Buckeyes decided not to bring back after a disappointing 15-18-6 season. Unlike the UW team he is leaving, Osiecki will inherit a veteran Ohio State squad with 11 seniors. The Buckeyes play in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, meaning Osiecki will take on NCAA tournament participants such as Michigan and Alaska-Fairbanks as well as Miami (Ohio), who made it to the Frozen Four this season before losing to eventual national champion Boston College. Osiecki played at Wisconsin from 1987 until 1990, earning a national title as assistant captain in 1990, before playing with a number of professional teams and in the NHL before an injury ended his six-year playing career. He began coaching at North Dakota soon after his retirement before moving on to the Green Bay Gamblers of the USHL, where he was named national coach of the year in 1999. Osiecki began coaching at Wisconsin in 2004. —Nico Savidge
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Assistant coach Mark Osiecki (top) was a member of Wisconsin’s coaching staff for six years before departing for Ohio State.
Garrett Graham Graham should be a safe bet to make the Texans. His college productivity cannot be questioned, and his pass-catching tools are adequate for the NFL. Graham established himself as a reliable option for Wisconsin on short-to-medium routes, showing good hands and the ability to catch the ball in trafﬁc. NFL coaches will like to see that Graham is a more complete tight end than the last UW tight end to come out in the draft, Travis Beckum. Graham was often used in run-blocking situations for Wisconsin. However, because Graham was a primary receiving option for Wisconsin, he was rarely held in to block in passing situations, something Houston may ask Graham to do. Graham will have the beneﬁt of playing with Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson and alongside another Pro Bowler in tight end Owen Daniels. Those two warrant a lot of attention from defenses, thus Graham may see some balls come his way if he is used in two-tight end situations next season. Clearly Graham does not have the ceiling of a superstar in the NFL, but if Graham continues to improve as a receiver and provide enough production as a blocker, he could end up as a starting tight end down the road. O’Brien Schoﬁeld Schoﬁeld is one of the most interesting rookie stories. An absolute breakout season and an impressive performance in the East-West Shrine Game had some scouts projecting Schoﬁeld as high as a second-round pick. But obviously the ACL injury puts a huge wrench in Schoﬁeld’s future, with really no one having any idea of how Schoﬁeld will recover from the major injury. But if Schoﬁeld fully recovers and gets a chance in the NFL, he can be an impact defensive player. Schoﬁeld’s production as a senior stacks up against any other college defensive player in the country. And Schoﬁeld changing positions for the East-West Shrine Game and still outplaying basically every other defensive player in that game speaks volumes about his athleticism and talent as a defender. Obviously, the injury creates an enormous question mark, and there is a chance Schoﬁeld is never the same or never receives enough of a chance at the next level. But a complete injury recovery could result in a prosperous NFL career for Schoﬁeld. Chris Maragos Maragos should be proud of what he accomplished at Wisconsin as a former walk-on and his new opportunity with the 49ers, but unfortunately his tools and ability are not what they need to be for Maragos to play in the NFL. Maragos is not quick enough and cannot cover ground with the speed that NFL safeties can. Maragos would likely have trouble keeping up with receivers on vertical routes. Maragos’ strength in college was his run defense, but he is not big nor strong enough to ﬁght through offensive linemen to make plays at the ﬁrst level. In th defensive backﬁeld, Maragos is not agile enough to be a reliable open-ﬁeld tackler on NFL running backs.